Curry Recognized as a Trailblazer for Her Contributions to
the Manufacturing Industry
ATLANTA, Oct.13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota
Indiana President Leah Curry joined 12 other outstanding
women leaders who were inducted into the 2022 class of Women in
Manufacturing Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Atlanta, Georgia, Wednesday evening.
The Hall of Fame was created in 2019 by the Women in
Manufacturing Association (WiM) to recognize women who have made
renowned contributions to the manufacturing industry with their
efforts to support, promote and inspire women in manufacturing.
"The 13 honorees who make up our third-ever class are a
prestigious group, each of whom has made significant, lasting
contributions to our industry," said WiM and Women in Manufacturing
Education Foundation (WiMEF) President Allison Grealis. "They are true trailblazers
whose work has created opportunity for countless other women. We
are honored to recognize them in this special way."
Curry joins two other WiM Hall of
Fame inductees from Toyota – Susan
Elkington, president, Toyota Kentucky (2019) and
Millie Marshall, retired president,
Toyota Indiana (2021).
"Early access to STEM programs that nurture a girl's interest in
math and science and expose them to the application of those
disciplines is extremely important. This is the key to increasing
the number of women in manufacturing," said Curry. "The future
of women in manufacturing is truly limitless."
Inductees were nominated by their colleagues and industry peers
and selected by a panel of WiMEF Executive Committee Board Members.
The inductees were chosen based on their significant contributions
to the advancement of women in manufacturing.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in
the U.S. for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing
sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus
brands, plus our nearly 1,500 dealerships.
Toyota directly employs more than 39,000 people in the U.S.
who have contributed to the design, engineering, and assembly of
nearly 32 million cars and trucks at our nine manufacturing
plants. By 2025, Toyota's 10th plant in North Carolina will begin to manufacture
automotive batteries for electrified vehicles. With more
electrified vehicles on the road than any other automaker, a
quarter of the company's 2021 U.S. sales were electrified.
To help inspire the next generation for a career in
STEM-based fields, including mobility, Toyota launched its virtual
education hub at www.TourToyota.com with an immersive
experience and chance to virtually visit many of our U.S.
manufacturing facilities. The hub also includes a series of free
STEM-based lessons and curriculum through Toyota USA Foundation partners, virtual field trips
and more. For more information about Toyota,
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SOURCE Toyota Motor North America